Ola Pakoda – also known as Ribbon pakoda / Nada pakoda is a savory snack that is usually enjoyed with a cup of tea. Its also made during festive occasions like Deepavali, Sri Krishna Jayanthi … we at home have these stored in stock all the time for our evening munchy! This is by far the easiest of all snacks……
Shankarpalli aka shakarpare, are sweet maida biscuits also called as sweet diamond biscuits are a popular Indian snack item prepared during Diwali & Holi….Well, not just during festivals but also as a tea time snack, kids love them and are quite addictive. I made a batch for Sid… who loves to eat these #nomnom after school. Here’s how we make it…
Description: This is one of the simplest and easiest murukku recipe which can be made with store bought rice flour. This recipe fall into the category of foolproof recipes that you can rely on anytime and won’t disappoint no matter what..as I’ve given exact measures including salt and water. Make a batch for this Diwali and enjoy with your family…
Description: Rava Laddu or Rava Urundai is a quick and delicious sweet made with Semolina, sugar, ghee and roasted nuts. A great make ahead-sweet option with excellent shelf life. Here is a fail-proof method for making these scrumptious laddus. This is one of the easiest sweet which you can make for Deepavali or for any special occasion, its sure…
Badam burfi is one popular katli variety found in most sweet shops in India. Here is simple homemade version of this item. Coming to making perfect soft and sharp katli is quite an art and needs lot of practice. Fine grounding the nuts is one key factor which is hard to do with regular mixies… so mine will look slightly coarse texture wise. Adding milk while grinding is also another trick to grind them to a paste consistency but shelf life is limited and also mostly yields halwa like chewy bufis which I personally don't like and always powder mine after drying.
Diamond shaped deep fried biscuits, a crunchy snack for any occasion.
Diamond biscuits / Maida cuts / Maida biscuits / Shankarpali / deep fried snack
Murukku takes many turns with every region and culture. Here is an Andhra speciality… murukku is called Janthikalu in Telugu and they always make theirs very hot and spicy. This recipe is similar to our thenkuzhal preparation but made with gram flour instead of Urad flour along with some additions.
Murukku / Spicy Janthickalu / Chakli / Deep fried Snacks
Semolina (rawa) kesari is simple South-Indian dessert mainly prepared during festive and special occasions. Adding fruits make it even tastier and here's one with Pineapple being our key guest ingredient.
Pineapple Kesari / Rawa Kesari / Kesari Bhath / Fruit Kesari / Kesari / Sujji / Rava / Sooji / Soji
Omapodi is savoury snack prepared during special or festive occassions, with Ajwain being the key ingredient.
Carom seeds / Bishop's weed ~ English
Omam ~ Tamil
Vaamu ~ Telugu
Ajwain ~ Hindi
Ajwana ~ kannada
Easy and quick dessert, which can be fixed in minutes to satisfy a large crowd. This item would be an easy pick for parties and other special occasions.